Philippines – Coronavirus Disease Update

All ports

The following guidelines will be implemented for cruise vessels:

  • Vessels with passengers who were in Mainland China, Hong Kong or Macau, regardless of nationality, will not be allowed to dock.
  • Vessels who did not call Mainland China, Hong Kong or Macau must undergo a health screening, submit a Maritime Declaration of Health and other pertinent documents related to 2019 nCov.
  • If allowed to dock, all travel excursions in the Philippines must be submitted. The master of the vessel must immediately report to a Quarantine Medical Officer any occurrence of flu like symptoms.

The following guidelines will be implemented for cargo vessels.

  • Vessels that called Mainland China, Hong Kong or Macau 14 days prior will be boarded at anchorage. A yellow flag must be hoisted at the foremast upon arrival at anchorage then quarantine boarding formalities will begin.
  • This procedure will be repeated any local port called after.
  • Ship agents of vessel with PUI at a non-competent port must arranged the immediate diversion of the vessel to either Manila or Cebu (whichever is nearer).

Temporary ban on entry into the Philippines of any person regardless of nationality, except Filipino citizens and holders of permanent resident visas, directly coming or within 14 days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines has been to China and Hong Kong.

Effective February 14, 2020, Taiwan was removed from the Philippines’ temporary travel ban list.